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Hello everyone! I'm a first time linux user, using Mandrake Linux 2006 rc2. Everything is going pretty well except some things about my fonts. On pretty much any application, but most noticeable in Firefox, everything looks like it is spaced out. Websites have a much different look to them because they are spaced out. And some windows are too tall for my screen, leaving me incapable of pressing the "Ok" and "Cancel" buttons. It's almost like everything is getting double spaced. It's not terrible or unusable, it just gives a very spaced out feeling. I would post a screenshot of it but as a new user apparantley I shouldn't post URLs.
We have a protection for the members here that restrict posting of URL's until a new member reaches 5 posts, this is to hopefully prevent some spamming that unfortunately comes across sometimes.
How big is your monitor and what type is it, also what type of video card (if you know) are you using? If you change resolutions, does the problem get better? I used to have the same problem, for me it was a resolution problem, but that was years ago, so I don't necessarily know if the same problem would still exist.
Post back with the above requested specs and let's see if we can debug this.
Sorry, but after getting frustrated with several things about KDE and Mandrake, I switched to Slackware and Fluxbox. I know, kind of daring as a newbie. But the install went kink-free for me, and I didn't have any problems. Fluxbox is just everything I want in a window manager. KDE was way too much for me... I'm not someone that was looking for a Windows alternative.
Thanks for trying to help though. The problem isn't apparant here in Slack/Flux. I don't know what it was, and I just couldn't figure it out. I'm pretty sure it had something to do with anti-aliasing the fonts, but I didn't have the patience to figure it out. So I had Slackware 10.2 disks available, and only being on Mandrake for less than three hours and not enjoying every minute of it, I trashed it.
Excellent choice IMHO. If you can "hack it" I believe slackware to be a great distro for new linux users that aren't looking for a Windows-look-alike/work-alike machine. Slackware is great for actually teaching you how a machine should work, and is excellent for troubleshooting when things don't, because you actually have to make an effort to make things happen they generally don't just 'go wrong'.